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France plans to hike cost of products in non-recycled plastics

France’s secretary of state for ecological transition has called for the transformation of the economy as part of a pledge to use only recycled...

Alpla invests in Greece

Austrian packaging manufacturer Alpla is to make its first venture into Greece with the acquisition of Argo S.A., a producer of bottles, dispensers and...

Consumers taken on the recycling ride of their lives

A partnership between Coca-Cola Great Britain and Merlin Entertainments is offering consumers the opportunity to exchange used plastics drink bottles via a reverse vending...

Countdown to rPET take-off

New Zealand supermarket chain Countdown is to move 19 of its bakery and delicatessen items into rPET packaging in a move that the company says...

Sidel relocates Iberian base to connect better with customers

The Sidel Group has relocated its Iberian base to Barcelona to improve its service to customers in Spain and Portugal. With more than 200 customers...

Commercial launch for LiquiForm technology

Amcor’s liquid forming technology for rigid bottles has debuted commercially in the US after ‘environmentally-friendly’ hand soap brand Nature’s Promise launched the first consumer...

Nestlé expands spring water portfolio

Nestlé Waters North America is updating its line of sparkling spring waters with more flavours and packaging choices as a response to continued growth in...

Coca-Cola sets out packaging vision

The Coca-Cola Company has set itself a goal to help collect and recycle a bottle or can for every one it sells by 2030. This...

Recycling firm calls deposit scheme a ‘win’

The chief executive of Suez recycling and recovery UK has expressed his delight at the Environmental Audit Committee’s conclusion that the UK government should...

EAC report backs bottle deposit scheme and wants water on tap

A new UK parliamentary report has proposed a deposit return scheme for all PET drinks bottles, the introduction of a 'producer responsibility compliance fee'...